A Mother’s Heart

Amy Monroe and a few other Tapestry moms share their desire to love God with all of their heart, soul, mind and strength as they travel the ups and downs of the adoption journey.


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Enjoying Play with Your Kids

posted on July 5, 2021

My children have taught me how to be playful and carefree again. They've taught me how to enjoy what I enjoy and not take myself too seriously. They've re-opened a part of me that I didn't even know was accessible. They have shown me that play is not only fun and enjoyable; it's essential to our well-being. As I connect with my kids, I connect with the God of the Universe - who created us to play and rest and work and be with Him.… Read More

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Goodbye

posted on May 10, 2021

It’s been more than a decade since we said goodbye to him, yet I remember it like it was yesterday. We met in the parking lot of the CPS office. We’d known the day was coming for weeks, yet we…… Read More

Trauma Impacts the Whole Family: An Interview with Lisa Qualls

posted on March 29, 2021

In this interview, Lisa Qualls, writer of The Connected Parent and at One Thankful Mom, shares how trauma has impacted her and her family. In this interview, Lisa shares ways that she has experienced trauma as a birth mom, ways her family has experienced trauma because of adoption, and how she has experienced hope and healing through it all.… Read More

My Part in Parenting

posted on March 1, 2021

Ever feel like a failure at parenting? I have. I’ve parented “well” until I am exhausted from parenting. And still, she reacts In inappropriate ways.… Read More

Loneliness in Foster Care & Adoption

posted on February 8, 2021

Fortunately, I didn't have any friends telling me how horrible I am and what poor choices I made (I have really amazing friends and family), but I did feel incredibly lonely and isolated in the middle of a really hard season. In The Bible Recap podcast about this portion of Scripture, Tara Leigh-Cobble said, "It's hard to feel alone in your pain. But it's even harder to feel unknown in your pain." So while I didn't experience the mockery that Job experienced from his friends, I did experience the aloneness and unknownness of suddenly raising a teenager and pre-teen who have experienced trauma in my late twenties as a first-time parent.… Read More

What to Do After the Tantrum?

posted on January 30, 2020

Yesterday evening our little one was on a rampage – school to ballet to home was just too much. There was hitting, crumpling of beloved coloring pages, screaming and so much more. She was inconsolable. We tried to push through…… Read More

When the Feeling Is Missing

posted on September 1, 2019

This blog post was originally published as a guest blog post on WACAP Now Blog. Those who choose older child adoption face many distinct challenges. Many of the challenges are openly discussed as parents seek out advice and wisdom in how…… Read More

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An Adoptive Mommy’s Purse

posted on August 1, 2019

I met my sons for the first time 10 years ago.  Even after so many years, the anxiety I felt in that moment is palpable. Sweaty palms. Upset stomach. The intense urge to flight somewhere in the complete opposite direction.…… Read More

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Love Like Crazy

posted on May 13, 2019

Sometimes people look at our families, built through adoption, foster care, and kinship placements, and wonder why we would choose this path for our family. Our guest blogger, Chantel, shares with us the new path her family is on and…… Read More

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From Pep Rally to Reality

posted on October 22, 2018

I love going to conferences!  Adoption and foster care, home school, women of God, marriage, to name a few.  I love spending time learning from experts in the field.  I love hearing stories from those who have failed and those…… Read More


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